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Welcome To DMCRacePromotions.com
We are Northern Ireland's premier Short Oval Motor Racing promotion, bringing you the very best in Stock Car, Hot Rod and Banger racing since 2003. We promote top flight race meetings at both Tullyroan Oval near Dungannon and Aghadowey Oval near Coleraine. From the high speed, high octane National Hot Rods, to the thrill a minute wreck 'em racing of the National Bangers, DMC Race Promotions have something for everyone, from the serious motorsport enthusiast to the family looking for a day out with a difference.

Coming Fixtures
Aghadowey Oval
19/9/2020 @ 6.30pm

Stock Rods 2020 William Cooke Memorial Trophy
Superstox 2020 King of Aghadowey
Ninja Karts 2020 King of Aghadowey

2.0 Hot Rods
Thunder Rods

Tullyroan Oval
26/9/2020 @ 6.30pm

National Hot Rods Simpson Race Exhausts World Series NI Round 5
2.0 Hot Rods
Stock Rods
1300 Stock Cars 2020 Tullyroan Challenge Cup
Junior Productions 2020 Golden Helmet

Tullyroan Oval
3/10/2020 @ 6.30pm

Rookie Bangers (Final World Championship Qualifier)
Lightning Rods
Superstox
Thunder Rods 2020 Tullyroan Challenge Cup
Ninja Karts


 


 

 
Latest News
This Saturday's race meeting at Aghadowey Oval sees the Stock Rods contest the William Cooke Memorial Trophy, raced in memory of the expert engine builder and former driver from Kilrea.

The meeting sponsor Darrell Hanna from Limavady was always a great friend of Willie, and used his Motex Race Engines with great success. After Willie's sad passing Darrell acquired an old Mk1 Ford Escort that Willie had raced, and recently this was passed on to another former racer, William Wilson from Cullybackey.

William, alongside his son David who races in the Thunder Rods formula, painstakingly restored the car to its former glory, leaving it as close as possible to how it raced in the Production Cars back in the day. They reckon it was debuted new by Willie Cooke back in 1970, and during the restoration it has received a lot of care and attention, including new arches, tidied bodywork and also a new engine.

William and David have pulled off a fantastic job in restoring the car to allow it to once again grace the Aghadowey circuit this weekend. It will be given a few laps on Saturday night by Darrell Hanna, and will be on display for everyone to admire.

The photos show the car before and during the course of the restoration - we'll keep the finished article under wraps until Saturday!

Added: 17/09/20

Stock Car racing returns to Aghadowey Oval this Saturday evening, September 19th, with a five formula, fifteen race programme (6.30pm start).

The main event is the annual William Cooke Memorial Trophy for Stock Rods, contested annually in memory of the former racer and legendary engineer from Kilrea. During the recent lockdown period the Wilson family from Cullybackey have been restoring one of William's old Ford Escorts which was found in a barn in Limavady, and it will hopefully be on display during the meeting.

The current holder of the coveted trophy is Kells driver Shane McMillan, and he will be hoping to recover from his recent run of bad form to retain the silverware. As a former British Champion, Shane can never be discounted while his brother Derek, the current World title holder, will be another strong contender. Glarryford's Johny Gillespie was the final winner a fortnight ago, whilst Ballymena father and son Micky and Adam McFall, Enniskillen's Stevie McNiece and Glenarm's Bobbie Johnston are others who have performed well over recent meetings.

The Superstox have had a great restart after lockdown, and they will contest their King of Aghadowey title. Grids of the single seater specials have been high, with British Champion Lee Davison and Irish title holder Kyle Beattie set to be the stars of the show.

Portadown's Steven Haugh has been on a rich run of form of late but a rise up the gradings could hamper his progress, whilst fellow Co Armagh man Jordan Robinson is another contender. Magherafelt’s Ed Davis will be hoping to continue his good form which sees him start from the red grade now, whilst Cloughmills racer Sean Mark always runs well on his local track. Junior Productions graduate Graham meek has been a revelation since making his debut, but he could well find things tough having been upgraded already to the blue grade.

The young stars in the Ninja Karts also contest the King of Aghadowey crown. The 6-11 year old stars of the future always turn in some fantastic racing, with Antrim's Irish Champion a strong favourite. Odhran Monaghan, Ryan Berry, Noah Teggart, Riley Dawson-Stirling and brothers Ben and Andrew Hawe will challenge hard, whilst a whole host of 2020 newcomers will be out to gain more experience. Amongst those will be Ballymena's Ronan Ward and Cullybackey's Keegan Turtle. A host of visitors will be on hand to challenge for the title, including Jake Ashby, Stuart Shevill Jnr Jnr, Hamish Plenderleith, Candice Smart plus Eevie and Cole Ford.

The high speed 2.0 Hot Rods will also be in action, with Antrim brothers Stephen and Mervyn Emerson, Portadown duo Stuart Cochrane and Drew McKeown, Dungannon's Adam Best and Antrim's Connor Hughes expected to set the pace.

The budget Thunder Rod racers complete the line up, with another big grid expected. Novice graders Sam Preston, Dean Catherwood and Ryan Nixon dominated the last outing, and whilst they will hope for a repeat the star men will be hoping to shine through. Ballymena man James Goldie, Cullybackey's David Wilson and Rasharkin's Jason Darragh will all harbour hopes of grabbing the chequered flag.

The first race at the Darrell Hanna Auto Repairs sponsored race meeting blasts off the Aghadowey grid at 6.30pm.

Added: 16/09/20

Racing continues this Saturday night at Aghadowey Oval, with the William Cooke Memorial Trophy for Stock Rods, plus King of Aghadowey showdowns for Superstox and Ninja Karts, heading the bill.

The meeting will run to strict guidelines regarding Coronavirus. Everyone attending should note the following:

*We will be running to a reduced capacity within the venue.

*Anyone showing any Coronavirus symptoms should not attend.

*Only the main entrance will be used for everyone attending – the top entrance at the Brown Trout Bend will NOT be open.

*Contactless card payment for entry is the preferred payment method (cash will be accepted but should be kept to a minimum).

*Contact details for everyone entering the stadium must be recorded. Please download and print a form from the link below and fill in the details of everyone in your group for collection on entry.

*There will be no spectator access to the pit area. Pits will be drivers and crews only.

*Whilst not mandatory, face coverings are very highly recommended.

*Social distancing of 2m must be observed at all times where possible. Please do not congregate in the usual busy areas or racing will be paused. Please spread around the perimeter of the track at all times.

*Please follow good hygiene measures. Hand sanitiser points will be located within the complex.

*Please observe social distancing when queuing for toilets and refreshment outlets.

*Children MUST be supervised AT ALL TIMES.

FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH THESE GUIDELINES COULD JEOPARDISE THE RUNNING OF FUTURE EVENTS



Added: 15/09/20

In our latest points update, a number of formulas have seen their standings published.

In the AM Motorsport DMC National Bangers Points Championship, last weekend's exciting encounter saw Leonard Dunn snatch the win in the championship whilst Paul Compelli just pipped Rodney Herron for the second spot on the grid in next month's World Championship at Ipswich.

In the Superstox, they have just one more meeting left (this Saturday, Sept 19th at Aghadowey Oval) before their important World Championship qualification ends. Kyle Beattie is already assured of the win, and with it a draw for pole position in the World Final, whilst there is a huge battle for the places. A regrading for the Superstox, sponsored by Mk2 Escort Shells & Spares, also sees post-lockdown sensations Steven Haugh and young Graham Meek both move back on the grid.

In the Lightning Rods, the 2020/21 Ryan Wright Signs NI Points Championship is led by James McKinney after 4 meetings, with Tam Agnew, Nigel Jackson and Stuart Agnew next up.

The 2020 Cirrus Plastics DMC Race Promotions Championship for National Hot Rods see Derek Martin now ahead of Adam Hylands and Glenn Bell after their latest outing, whilst finally in the 2020/21 Autoweld NI Points Championship for 1300 Stock Cars it is 16 year old sensation Jonathan Brown who tops the chart after a fantastic start to his senior career.

To View the latest points charts, click on 'Drivers' in the menu bar above and then select the desired formula from the drop down under 'Points & Grades'.

Added: 14/09/20

The weather was far from ideal with persistent rain for most of the evening, but it failed to dampen the on track action at Tullyroan Oval on Saturday night. Packed grids were the order of the day, with Kells driver Carl Sloan taking a handsome heat and final double in Round 4 of the Simpson Race Exhausts World Series NI for National Hot Rods.
Donemana’s Leonard Dunn underlined his star man status in the Unlimited National Bangers with victory in the Tullyroan Supercup, whilst the other big winners at the McElmeel Mobility Services and Ray McGrath Transport sponsored event were Portadown’s World Champion Nigel Jackson in the Lightning Rods and Aughnacloy’s Kyle Beattie in the Superstox

Lurgan’s Ian McReynolds was the first to show in the opening National Hot Rods heat as the drivers adapted well to the tricky conditions. Carl Sloan was on a mission though from the blue grade, and he ran down Ian just past half distance to grab the spoils ahead of McReynolds and Shane Murray. McReynolds again set the heat two pace, and this time Ian had enough in hand to hold Sloan at bay to take a well deserved victory. Behind the lead duo, Derek Martin inherited third place after Jaimie McCurdy was docked two places for a jump start.
McReynolds quickly jumped ahead in the final, but Sloan was rapidly on the move to give chase. Carl slipped in front on lap eight, edging out quite an advantage too. Shane Murray was catching the eye as well, leaving the rest of the star grade trailing in his wake as he coolly worked his way up to second. Sloan was well down the road by this stage, but a sterling effort by Murray saw him chipping away at the advantage of the Kells driver. Murray just ran out of laps to mount a challenge, as Sloan completed a morale boosting heat and final double in some style. Derek Martin, McCurdy and Glenn Bell completed the top five.

A fine field of Unlimited National Bangers thrilled the fans as they always do, with Steven Bolton the first to show in the Tullyroan Supercup race. Amidst the carnage, Bolton got removed from the lead as Davey O’Connor raced past to take up the running. Local points champion Leonard Dunn was easily the fastest car on track though, and he soon raced ahead to take the silverware ahead of O’Connor and Kieran McIvor.
The Allcomers event saw Lisburn’s Rodney Herron take some huge hits as his Volvo got destroyed on the Tullyroan Bend, and it was former World Champion Bolton who led them home to take a great win over Dunn and McIvor.

A bruising Destruction Derby completed the night, with McIvor snatching the victory after a head to head with O’Connor. Tony Gillespie was named Entertainer of the Night, with Herron collecting the Best Wreck award.

A fantastic twenty Lightning Rods took to the grid for their Tullyroan Challenge Cup, with recent form man Stuart Agnew from Magheralin just getting the better of a great fight with Richard Stewart to take the win. World Champion Jackson made great progress to third ahead of Ally Neill, the latter back in his old car after a huge shunt at Aghadowey a week ago. The Agnew brothers have been a revelation in 2020 since switching to the Lightning Rods, and after Stuart’s heat one victory it was his brother Tam who grabbed the glory in heat two. In a grandstand finish as the front five raced to the line together, Tam got the verdict over Mark Corry and James McKinney.
On aggregate points Jackson had annexed pole position for the Tullyroan Challenge Cup final, and as a renowned ‘rain-master’ it was no surprise to see him quickly assume the lead. In a masterclass performance, Nigel underlined his World Champion status by racing to an emphatic win, with Neill also excelling in second ahead of McKinney and Tam Agnew.

A strong showing of twenty Superstox saw Ed Davis take a polished victory in heat one, relegating young star Graham Meek in the closing stages. Irish Champion Kyle Beattie laid down a marker in that one by charging through from the rear of the grid to third, and he went on to take the chequered flag in heat two after a blinding drive. Davis and Jamie McCann filled the places ahead of Sean Mark and David Beattie.
In the final McCann showed great pace early on the pull clear at the front, but as they headed for the closing stage he had Kyle Beattie looming large in his mirrors. The Aughnacloy star had given yet another lesson in wet weather driving, and he bumpered his way past McCann as they headed to the one lap to go marker. Kyle completed a great double for the evening, with McCann, David Beattie and Lee Davison rounding out the top four.
The Superstox got a 10 lap Dash For Cash to complete the evening, kindly sponsored by the Moffett family. McCann made up for losing out on the final win with a great victory in this one over Kyle Beattie and Mark.
Pics by John Wolsey
Many thanks to our meeting sponsors, McElmeel Mobility Services & Ray McGrath Transport
Added: 13/09/20

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